Palestine questions

Questions to ask your pro-Israeli friends

Paul Kinzelman formulates a set of questions which people of conscience can ask Israel’s supporters on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in general and on Israel’s genocidal war against the people of Gaza. More »

Happiness

Corporate capitalism versus human happiness 

Graham Peebles argues that the prevailing paradigm of market fundamentalism, neo-liberalism, globalisation and corporate politics, rather than promote social cohesion and the pursuit of happiness, engender depression, anxiety, greed and disharmony. More »

Britain-Israel

Ridding Britain of Israel’s stooges

Stuart Littlewood says Britons must get rid of the “enemy within” – the Israel flag wavers – before they could bring Israel to account and peace and prosperity to the Palestinians. More »

Netanyahu's ceasefire trick

Netanyahu’s self-inflicted Gaza conundrum

Uri Avnery says the collapse of the ceasefire talks between Israel and Hamas may have been engineered by the Israeli secret service, and also helped Netanyahu out of a tight political corner. More »

Prosecute Israel for Gaza war crimes

Israel faces its own evil

Gilad Atzmon argues that on the eve of the collapse of the Gaza ceasefire, Netanyahu faced a dilemma: to lift the Gaza blockade or to end up at the International Criminal Court. More »

Liberal Zionist dilemma

The liberal Zionist dilemma

Lawrence Davidson highlights the contradiction between universal civil and political rights and support for Zionist state. He says that, faced with the choice, most “liberal” Zionists would ditch the veil of liberalism. More »

David Cameron and the Israeli flag

Freedom to live ordinary lives…

Stuart Littlewood argues that while Israel continues to ride roughshod over international law and the will of the international community, Britain’s Conservative-led government continues to regurgitate the same tired old messages. More »

Zionism corrupting US democracy

Open letter to President Obama: Your legacy

Alan Hart spells out, in an open letter to US President Barack Obama, what it would take for Obama not to go down in history as a Zionist stooge and a joke. More »

Broken promises and broken dreams

Gaza: raw power and the murdering of justice

As the Gaza conflict rages, Stuart Littlewood asks whatever happened to the US-Quartet Agreement, signed by Israel, “to give the Palestinian people freedom to move, to trade, to live ordinary lives”? More »

Israeli losers

The Gaza conflict: losers and consequences

Uri Avnery looks at who has come out worse from the month-long Gaza conflict, and assesses the consequences for Israel domestically and internationally, and for Hamas and the Palestinian Authority. More »

Tag: The Left

The West’s self-styled “left” and our very own Ku Klux Klan

Can the left really fall in love with fascist supremacists? The short answer is no. In theory at least, the left stands for justice, fairness, equality and progress. But that is the

Who are our friends?

Once upon a time, in our naïveté, we progressive Arab patriots devoted to freedom, liberation, democracy and justice, thought we knew who our foreign friends were. Our friends supported the Palestinian cause,

Time to bin left and right terminology in Israel

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Gilad Atzmon says the idea of left and right is irrelevant in Israel – as shown in the elections – because Israelis are concerned solely with the interests of the chosen people.

Assad’s “anti-imperialist” pretenders make their last stand

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A tiny but vociferous group of ultra-reactionaries and racists masquerading as "leftists" and "anti-imperialists" continues to poison and disinform on behalf of Bashar Assad’s doomed regime.

Storming the Bastille in Syria

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Henry Lowi calls on progressives to declare their solidarity with the oppressed people of Syria and to make every effort "to reach out to the pro-democracy grassroots organizations" there.

Cynicism and black propaganda

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Nureddin Sabir argues that the reactions of many “leftists” and “anti-imperialists” to the Libyan and Syrian uprisings are motivated by cynicism, petty personal agendas and ignorance, not principles or progressive ideology.

Understanding the opposition to NATO’s intervention in Libya

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Uri Avnery argues that opponents of military intervention in Libya are motivated more by hatred of the USA and NATO than by any concern for the people of Libya.

Libya and the left’s hypocrisy

Sami Jamil Jadallah reminds “leftists” and “anti-imperialists” of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi's crimes against his own people, including mass murder, his theft of Libya's wealth, and his longstanding friendship with Israel.

The left’s double standards on Libya

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Jeffrey Blankfort highlights the hypocrisy of some leftists in Europe and the USA who are happy to treat Libyan civilians as expendables and to support murderous Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.